Corporations named in Scientology video respond
Web Scout was intrigued by the idea that major corporations around the world might be part of a vast network of dissemination for Scientology-related literature and booklets. So I made a couple of calls to the communications departments of companies named in the latest leaked video. Here’s what they’re saying:
More. (from the LA Times blog)
Webscout is referring to a 2007 announcement by David Miscavige to a crowd of enthusiastic Scientologists about official orginizational efforts to distribute a publication called, The Way To Happiness,
You can’t have it both ways. To say that the material contained in TWTH is just a positive community-based activism program is hypocrisy and deception. The material is based on L. Ron Hubbard’s writings — and if the man’s writings are religious (which the CoS so adamently espouses), then the booklet & its program are “religious.” Link to contents. Scientology wants to have it both ways so they can gain the benefits of a religion when needed and of a nonreligious social reform group when that is more beneficial to the organization. An extensive discussion of this concept can be found here (under SCRIPTURE VS. SECULAR). And also referenced in Secret Documents that were seized by the FBI in 1977, linked here.
The Way To Happiness Foundation is in the forefront to restore trust and honesty to our society through the important moral values as contained in Mr. Hubbard’s The Way to Happiness booklet. This is a non-religious moral code based entirely on common sense, which is having profound effects around the world. It appeals to reason and can be applied by anyone, regardless of race, creed, nationality or ethnic origins. It contains 21 separate precepts, each constituting a rule for living, relevant to anyone in society today.
Pretty smooth, heh? Common sense? Sounds a lot like the “moral imperatives” found in the Ten Commandments to me. But I don’t want to sound like I”m pushing my religion on anyone!